General ledger controller - Stores

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General ledger controller - Stores

(Full-time, 38 hours a week)

Action’s Finance department is expanding! We are looking for a solid and pro-active General ledger controller - Stores that likes to crunch the numbers and ensure the financial figures are reported in an accurate and timely manner. If you love to do thorough analysis, improve processes and conduct timely and accurate period closings than this might be your job! We offer you the opportunity to work closely together with the local country finance team and create valuable insights in the financial performance of a country.

This is your daily Action

As part of the general ledger control team within Finance Services, you will dive into executing and managing the monthly closures and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts. You will ensure any abnormalities are spotted and resolved. Furthermore, you will prepare, validate and discuss accruals and conduct the initial P&L analysis for Store entities. In this position, you will support changes in the status quo and work closely with your colleagues in taking the department to the next level.

You will work closely together with colleagues from the local finance teams, financial controllers at the IHQ and other departments in our headquarters. This also means that you may visit the country office. You will also interact and maintain contacts with external and internal auditors.

The great thing about this position is that you will have plenty of room to suggest and implement improvements in the accounting process as well as take part in improvement projects such as SAP Ariba (Source to Pay), SAP Blackline (balance sheet reconciliations) and SAP 4HANA (new ERP system). Action is a fast growing organisation, which means that we are always working on optimizing our systems and processes and your input will be very welcome.

Meet your team

More than 90 specialists work in various roles in the Finance department. Group Finance, that you will be part of, services the complete administration of our international organization. Supply Chain and Operational business control translate financial and non-financial figures into concrete analysis and advice for the operational departments like Store Operations, Commercial, Real Estate and Supply Chain. Do you want to work within the dynamics of the retail industry, for a fast growing company and in a vibrant department with plenty of international growth opportunities? Take Action!

Curious about your new team members? Elif, Dennis, Sandra and the rest of the team can’t wait to work with you!

This is you

As a General ledger controller, you are flexible and proactive. You enjoy working together as part of a team and have a strong analytical mind. In addition, you have a great sense of responsibility and maintain an overview during busy and hectic periods. You also have a natural drive to improve processes on a continuous basis. 

You also have the following:

  • A higher professional education (HBO or higher) in the area of MBA, SPD or accountancy
  • At least five years' accounting experience in a finance department
  • Experience with salary journal entries and their reconciliation
  • Experience in general ledger accounting activities 
  • Experience with SAP ERP, Hyperion, blackline and/or Ariba is a plus
  • A good command of English (both written and spoken), Dutch and other languages are a plus

What we offer

You will work in a team of professionals within an international environment. Action has more than 2.000 stores in 10 European countries and opens a number of new stores every week. Not only is Action growing, but there are also career opportunities for you to develop within the company.

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus between 7.5 - 15% based on personal and business goals 
  • 24 vacation days, with the option to purchase 5 extra days based on a 38-hour work week 
  • Travel allowance
  • A company laptop and mobile phone
  • Extensive range of education and training at our own Action Academy
  • Working in a vibrant and fun team

How we contribute to society

If you only know Action from the stores, a world will open up for you when you join us. For example, we are working hard behind the scenes to make a positive impact on society and the environment. Did you know, for example, that we sponsor more than 2,000 children worldwide who are growing up in an SOS Children’s Village? That our team reflects the diversity of our customers, including 124 nationalities? That we already source 70% of our wood products and 86% of our cotton sustainably? And that only energy-efficient LED lighting is used in more than half of our stores? Yes, that is also Action. Curious about what other initiatives we’re facilitating? Join our team and find out for yourself.


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The next steps

  1. Our recruiter will review your application and get back to you as soon as possible.
  2. We invite you for a first job interview.
  3. We would like to get to know you better, which is why we ask you to take an online assessment.
  4. We will invite you for a second interview and we will discuss your assessment
  5. Are will still a great match? Then we will become new colleagues!

At Action, integrity is of great importance to us. A pre-employment screening is therefore part of the application process for this vacancy. Contact your recruiter for more information.

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